Where the Heart Is (1990)

Where the Heart Is


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In this film, Stewart McBain (Dabney Coleman) is the wealthy owner of a New York City wrecking company who is tired of supporting his spoiled and ungrateful children (Suzy Amis, David Hewlett, and Uma Thurman), now that they've grown up. After kicking them out of his house, Stewart sends his children to live in a run-down abandoned building to teach them the value of self-sufficiency.

Rating: R
Genre: Drama, Comedy
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Written By: John Boorman, Telsche Boorman
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On DVD: Jun 3, 2003
Touchstone Pictures


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Critic Reviews for Where the Heart Is

All Critics (17) | Top Critics (7)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
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Audience Reviews for Where the Heart Is

One of my favourite movies where a bunch of rich young adults are forced by their folks to live out on their own. The actors are great, and it's funny as well. I loved this movie.

Aj V

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A miserable Dabney Coleman comedy with he and his artistic children living in a rundown apartment building. I didn't realize a younger Uma Thurman was in this one.

Lafe Fredbjornson

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Got this movie for one reason Suzy Amis. And its a crazy movie, about a rich dysfunctional family. And when the father goes to see the daughter perform at school, he snaps because of her body painting, so he throws his kids out into a city apartment house to let them fend for there own way, so begins the story and about the only thing I found interesting was the Body Art, it was so cool and its worth watching the movie for, and I also like the homeless magician shitty, he was such a good actor, reminded me a little of cannery row. but still with all this the movie only gets 3 stars, the art work 5 stars, but its the movie we are to grade here.

Bruce Bruce

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